Programs

Kingfisher Summer Camps

Have fun while learning about the natural and cultural story of Maplewood Flats, on Tsleil-Waututh lands!

Photo: Owen Sigurdsson

Details

The Wild Bird Trust is offering a unique first-class outdoor classroom experience through our Kingfisher Summer Camps. We have two weeks of camps available for various ages. Our camps are place-based, and concentrate on art and nature with the support of local Coast Salish ethnobotanists, artists, and storytellers.

Featured activities:

  • Bird watching
  • Building bird feeders
  • Coast Salish plant walks
  • Screenprinting
  • A Canoe ride
  • Art projects
  • And more!

Wild Bird Trust is partnering with Takaya Tours, a Tsleil-Waututh owned local business, to offer a ride in a traditional style ocean-going canoe through the calm and scenic waters of Burrard Inlet. Children will paddle among the sea life, while guides share songs and stories and point out ancient village sites.

Campers will develop an art project over the five days of camp, with support from artists such as the head of Artists for Conservation (AFC), Jeff Whiting, and Tsleil-Waututh artist Ocean Hyland. In the Corrigan Nature House, campers will be surrounded by paintings of wildlife and nature in the Pacific Coast Portraits exhibit of AFC members.

Camp runs for five days from 9 AM – 4:30 PM, with the option of late pickup at 5:30 PM available with an additional charge. Please provide a morning snack, lunch, and a water bottle for your child. An afternoon snack will be provided for children signed up for late pickup. The Kingfisher Summer Camp is a great opportunity for parents of all circumstances. For subsidization availability, please inquire at kingfisherkids@wilbirdtrust.org.

Cost: $300 for 5 day regular pickup (9:00AM – 4:30PM), $345 for 5 day late pickup (9:00AM – 5:30PM)

2 Weeks to Choose From -

August 12-16

Ages: 8-12
Theme: Your Story at Maplewood Flats

First Nations peoples often share their history through story, and that is what kids will learn about at Kingfisher’s second camp. Campers will have the chance to build their own story in a week long art project while learning about the history and nature of Maplewood Flats.

August 19-23

Ages 5-12
Theme: Hidden Nature

There is more to nature than you think! There are many critters living underground, in the underbrush, and even inside other creatures. The third week of kingfisher camp will dive into the side of nature that has to be uncovered to be seen.